UPDATED: Collections: Postal cards

The first U.S. postal card was issued in 1873.  Prepaid postal cards were a precursor to private mailing cards and later, postcards.  These four Chattanooga examples have customer credit or billing statements printed on the verso.

The first example below is from Carter-McGill Hardware Co., and is dated September 17, 1891.  The second is from Trotter Bros. Wholesale Groceries and Notions, and is dated June 18, 1902.

UPDATED: 7/22/15

Third example is from Tom Fritts Hardware Company, and is dated January 6, 1894.  The last example is from Biese Dickinson and Blair, and is dated June 20, 1893.

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Source: Acquired